Halifax Humane Society Inc.

More than just a shelter

Daytona Beach, FL   |  www.halifaxhumanesociety.org

Mission

The Halifax Humane Society, Inc. exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful and exploitative treatment. It is the belief of the Society that all living creatures possess an intrinsic value, which is manifested in its creation. Further, the Society believes that mankind must become a responsible steward of animals which he has domesticated and brought under his control.

Ruling year info

1972

Chief Executive Officer

Miguel Abi-Hassan

Main address

2364 LPGA Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32124 USA

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EIN

59-0530990

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low Cost and Free Spay/Neuter

The Redinger Clinic is a subsidized spay/neuter clinic operated by the Halifax Humane Society, serving low income as well as all other residents. Programs for individuals who cannot afford spay/neuter services are offered year round as well as free programs periodically.

Population(s) Served

Provide funds to pay for medical procedures and animal care to those who would surrender animal to shelter without funding.

Population(s) Served

The Halifax Humane Society cares for over 2,000 annually between our shelter facility, spay/neuter clinic, and offsite adoption events. Animal intake and care is provided to over 12,000 animals annually which includes medical care, shelter, and food while awaiting adoption.

Population(s) Served

The Paws of Freedom program is combined with the Prison Pups N Pals program. Dogs identified with behavior issues are sent to the Tomoka Prison where inmates who have been trained by the American Kennel Club work to train the animals and eliminate behavior issues. These animals return to the Halifax Humane Society where they are put up for adoption. Certain dogs remain in the prison for a longer period of time where they are trained as assistance dogs for soldiers returning from war who suffer from PTSD.

Population(s) Served

HHS follows proven trends with adoption techniques to increase positive outcomes. In 2012, HHS implemented the ASPCA's Meet Your Match program to assist each potential adopter in finding the right pet for their family and home environment. Adoption promotions like Cinco De Meow-O, Black Friday, and Festive Felines have found homes for huge numbers of animals. In addition, the HHS mobile adoption vehicle has enabled us to reach areas as far as Savannah for large adoption events. Our data shows that the percentage of adoptions compared to intake continues to rise each year. These efforts also include working closely with our Foster and Transfer Partners. HHS transfers compared to intake efforts have nearly tripled since 2011. We work with local rescue organizations regularly, and have also transferred animals to and from HHS using other methods, even an airplane in some cases. Transfers have allowed HHS to offer a fresh start at our facility to animals that may be overcrowded elsewhere, or move our animals to other organizations that have the resources to find them homes.

Population(s) Served

In recent years, HHS has led efforts to make Volusia County a pet-friendly community; a place where our animals are celebrated. Our Yappy Hours are just one example of finding outlets for pet owners to enjoy experiences with their pet. Many area businesses now allow pets at outside seating or dining areas, eliminating the need to choose between going out or staying home with a pet.Currently, HHS is in the process of adding the first non-profit owned, pet-centered rest and recreation area to our campus. Our location in a premier tourist destination, near two of the state's busiest highways, offers the perfect opportunity to serve hundreds of thousands of pet owners. Pets and their owners from near and far will enjoy a dedicated dog park area, walking trails, and the many services already available at HHS.This year, HHS is taking its call center to the next level to aid pet owners and reduce intake. We will be compiling research that will allow us to recommend pet-friendly housing to pet owners on the move. We are also working with HOAs and residential communities to develop pet regulations that benefit both pet owners and residence owners and management.

Population(s) Served

Halifax Humane Society will offers an Annual Pals of Animal Welfare and Sheltering (PAWS) Summer Camp. Children at the camp will gain firsthand experience learning about dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, marine life, and more. They will tour various areas of the HHS shelter, work with HHS staff, hear from the HHS veterinarian and certified dog trainer, and learn from wildlife experts that visit the camp. A field trip to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is also included in the camp.Admission to the camp is $150/camper. This covers all five days of the camp, one t-shirt, snacks and drinks, field trip admission, and materials. Additional camp T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Population(s) Served

Halifax Humane Society Lee C. & Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center
2364 LPGA Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Phone: 386-317-2280
Fax: 386-267-0651
Email address: [email protected]

Population(s) Served

Meet Your Match dog/cat matching.

Population(s) Served

SAFER dog and cat temperment assesment.

Population(s) Served

Off-Site Community Adoption Program

Population(s) Served

Prison Pups & Pals / Paws of Freedom

Population(s) Served

Lost Pet Database

Population(s) Served

Animal Behavior Counseling

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Dog Obedience Group Classes

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Special Needs Pet Foster Program

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Shelter Transfer Program

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Disaster Response

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Animal Control Contracts for Various Municipalities

Population(s) Served

Animal Cruelty Investigation Resources, Training & Transfers.

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Shelter Tours

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Legislative Advocacy

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Volunteer Program 2.0

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Community Thrift Store

Population(s) Served

Pet Microchipping

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Community Dog Park

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Pet Cremation & End of Life Services

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Where we work

Awards

Classy Awards - Animal Welfare Winner 2012

Stay Classy

Classy Awards - Animal Welfare Nominee 2014

Stay Classy

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption and Transfer Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total animal adoptions per year.

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Intake and Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

*Figures Include: Pet owner requested euthanasia

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Intake and Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Figures Include: All animal intake (excluding PTSOR & Clinic)

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption and Transfer Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Figures Include: All animal adoptions

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Intake and Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Figures Include: Owner Surrender, Owner Requested Euthanasia, Post-Adoption-Return, Seized, Stray, Transfer-in & Wildlife.

Number of trained volunteer dog-and-handler teams

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Pet Friendly Community

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Halifax Humane Society, Inc. employs one full-time certified and accredited Animal Behavior Manager who oversees all dog-handling by staff and shelter volunteers

Number of dogs walked daily by our volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Pet Friendly Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low Cost and Free Spay/Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Figures include: Main Shelter + Offsite Spay/Neuter Clinic

Average number of animals spayed and neutered per day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low Cost and Free Spay/Neuter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

*Figures Include: Halifax Humane Society main shelter & Off-site High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Halifax Humane Society has one overarching vision, to create a set of programs that will end the number one killer of pets, displacement. At its core, HHS staff shares the belief that fingers should not be pointed, that not one shelter, not one person is responsible for the killing of pets. The displacement of animals is a social problem, and so long as it exists, the cause of death should matter as much as the source, otherwise history will continue to repeat itself. Our vision is not a "quick fix" to improve the numbers of our shelter in the short term, we aim instead to solve the long-term problems of our community as a whole.

Currently, Halifax Humane Society is changing history. In the past 9 years our organization has made some magnificent changes to increase adoptions, keep pets in their original homes, change legislation, open pet-friendly homes, reduce behavior issues, address emergencies, educate children, and much more. The Board, volunteers, and staff have done this while taking the hard road, accepting every animal that comes to their door. Many organizations achieved "no-kill" status early by simply restricting intake, bringing red-rope policies to organizations that should be accepting the most difficult cases, not avoiding them. Halifax Humane Society feels that refusing to take in any animal will only confound and further hurt our mission, and the hundreds of thousands of pets that will be displaced in the future with nowhere else to go.

We are proud to show our constantly improving trends as we seek to uphold our mission of servicing every animal that comes to our door. Between our two clinics, Halifax Humane Society performs over 10,000 low cost pet sterilizations a year, our legislative programs are making Volusia County more pet-friendly than ever and our outlook to be a community that does not euthanize for space is closer than ever.

Increased adoptions over 20% the last two years with an 18% increase YTD in 2013
Performed over 8,000 surgeries at the Redinger Clinic since opening in April 2012
Initiated first out of state animal transfer partnerships, sending 41 animals to Savannah, GA
Decreased intake and euthanasia in previous two years
Increased live release rate each of the last two years

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Halifax Humane Society Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Mel Stack

Every & Stack

Term: 2000 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mrs. Margaret Fergusen

Retired

Term: 2012 - 2020

Mel Stack

Stack, Every, Upchurch

Margaret Ferguson

Retired

Michael Leonard

Wells Fargo

Matt Banker

Achievia Direct

Patricia Culler

Business Owner

Vonda Sullivan

Business Owner

JJ Roberts

Florida Hospital

Janice Scott

Retired

Nancy Lohman

Retired

Ted Serbousek

Business Owner

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes